Monday, February 8, 2010

With A Side Of Red - Feb.08/10

What's up Raptors fans, here's your post-Superbowl edition of "With A Side Of Red". So whether you're just in coming in from school, or find yourself in an afternoon class with your least favorite prof, bust out the headphones, the snacks, and enjoy the best side-dish any Raptors fan could want.

On a schooling note, let's bust out some definitions.

Home - dwelling: housing that someone is living in

Dominance - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

Raptors Home Dominance - Winning 7 straight in the confines of the ACC; making it a total of 19 wins and 6 losses in the season.

Catch the latest successful defense of home court in the Raptors 115-104 win over the Kings. All in six minutes!

As during every Monday of the NBA season, the latest "Power Rankings" come out. Here are are three sets.

NBA.Com [Raptors #11]

"Their defense provided a November flashback in a 130-115 loss in Indiana, but the Raptors have won seven of their last eight, shooting 51 percent in that stretch. With the teams behind them faltering, they have a strong hold on that fifth spot in the East."

ESPN [Raptors #8]

"Since that 146-115 humbling in Atlanta on Dec. 2 and the team meeting that followed, Toronto is 21-10. Which almost -- almost -- atones for the 130 points allowed to Indy after we moved the Raps all the way to No. 7."

SI.Com [Raptors #11]

"Chris Bosh gets the headlines, but you can't overlook Andrea Bargnani's impact this season. The Raptors' fourth-year center is averaging career highs in points (17.7), rebounds (6.2), field-goal percentage (47.8) and minutes (34.4)."

Alright folks, that's it from the GamePointBlog for today. Remember, make sure to occasionally look up so that your Professor thinks you're paying attention - if not to just notice the increase of Raptors apparel your classmates are sporting.

Whatever it is you're doing, hopefully you enjoyed it With A Side Of Red.

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